Lab Specialist
Beirne B. Carter Immunology Center
Job ID: R0028298 | Laboratory Research | Full time | Charlottesville, VA

The Beirne B. Carter Immunology Center is seeking a Lab Specialist to work in the laboratory of James Zimring, MD, PhD. Dr. Zimring's lab has a large focus on immunology in models of transfusion and transplantation, including autoimmunity, and a separate focus is the effects of oxidative stress on pathology. Duties include but are not limited to preparing and conducting laboratory research experiments, analyzing and organizing data, preparation of reagents, maintaining stock solutions, ordering and maintaining the appropriate level of supplies.

Specific experience with molecular biology techniques, including PCR, sequence analysis, in silico design of nucleic acid constructs, plasmid design, plasmid preparation, transfection, protein purification, Western blotting, tissue sectioning, immunohistochemistry, microscopy, and extensive cell culture experience are required. The lab functions as a team effort and only those who are willing to actively engage with a group of scientists as a productive team player will function well in this position. Intellectual engagement is required as well; those seeking to know, grow, understand and learn will be best suited to this position.

This is a restricted position; continuation is dependent on funding and satisfactory performance

Minimum Requirements:

  • Education: Bachelor's degree.
  • Experience: Three years of experience which may include student experience. Six years of experience accepted in lieu of degree.


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Charlottesville, VA
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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